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Old 11-13-2021, 06:48 AM
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I don't have the stuff yet, so I can't send it anywhere..

Besides..this is my crazy project :P Not sure I want to spend ~$12k for batteries, motor, controllers, charger, etc.. on my $4k SVX though...

It does kinda look like it might work without too much surgery.

This video series is a big inspiration. It's a Porsche Boxster conversion

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The $ is never going to make sense. Hell I have a lot more putting this rig together and its a dinosaur comparatively. It all depends on what you want out of it. Unless you really go all in, it's not going to be a daily driver. You will have it more as an obscurity. I mean the rest of the supporting parts for the vehicle are non-existent so it will be a never ending jam session of fabrication and "making it work" that I am running into as well. Even after spending a year and a half putting this together I have still got this for my punch list

-Bulkhead for rear/trunk
- Parking brake handle mounting and cable fab
- Overflow tank mounting and routing
-Fuel vent filter install
- Indicator lights and wiring
- Alignment
- Hood (figure something out already)
- Fender flares
- Body work
- Dyno tuning
- Tires
- Enclosed trailer for storage and transport
- Defrost kit
- A/C system design and install

This list will never end but that's just things actively on my mind

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Old 11-15-2021, 04:31 PM
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So I'm always shopping deals and I just pulled the trigger on a used ls3 intake for the car. My hopes for this are to gain back some much needed hood clearance. Now I did already cut my hood up but I may be able to salvage it. Worst case scenario I can use a smaller bump which will help the eye appeal. More updates when I can find time to get it fitted amongst other pieces.

In the meantime rest easy that this is an absolute monster and I am not totally sure I will ever have traction WOT in any gear!!

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Old 11-16-2021, 07:13 AM
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I can't wait to see a video of it engulfed in tire smoke!
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Old 11-20-2021, 02:59 PM
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Got the intake swap done. New rails too. Intake pipe fits ok but I may have to make changes. Trying to work on my rear bulkhead tomorrow.



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Old 12-05-2021, 06:17 PM
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Been a little while since my last update. I have completed my rear bulkhead with thermal barrier. I have also almost got my 92 conversion done done too thanks to Melis and Dave!!! Some more interior work coming soon.



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Old 12-26-2021, 09:59 AM
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So I ended up picking up a great deal on a used race car trailer. So my winter storage solution is here!!! I need to work on installing a shore power system so I can work on it in here too. It's now a registered 1992 so I made a couple conservative 3rd gear pulls before tucking it away for the season. Oh man this is going to be a very fun spring and summer.





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Old 12-26-2021, 12:07 PM
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Wild project! Congratulations on getting it together and running.
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Old 12-26-2021, 05:12 PM
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so I made a couple conservative 3rd gear pulls before tucking it away
Come on Tom, you know the drill,
pictures or it didn't happen.
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Old 01-15-2022, 07:44 PM
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So since it's slumbering, I found a couple leaks. Rear main housing was aftermarket, and I now seriously regret using it. I pulled the engine back out again because I can't pull the trans without dropping the engine due to bulkhead space. While it is out I removed the subframe and steering rack. I depowered the rack, which was a used unit and also leaking. I installed a new oem rear main seal housing and will be reinstalling the engine and subframe tomorrow hopefully.

While the engine was out I decided to heat wrap my hot side to try and keep engine compartment temps down. Also picked up a turbo blanket as well.

Once the engine etc is back together I will be working on fitting a Nissan versa epas for power steering. I will also be reworking my belts to run with just water pump and alternator. Pics and documentation of epas install to come in the coming weeks

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Old 01-23-2022, 04:55 PM
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Aww no pics this time. Sorry to hear about the leaks, hope your solutions work well!
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Old 01-30-2022, 12:58 PM
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Well engine is back in. Just waiting on a bracket for the idlers to go on where the power steering pump was. Everything is heat wrapped and I added a flex to the downpipe for reasons.



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Moving on to the EPAS currently and man have I got some serious work cut out for me. More on that in a future update

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Old 01-31-2022, 04:38 PM
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Some close tolerances in there for sure! Thanks for the update.
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Old 02-06-2022, 11:57 AM
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Don't mind the mess!! Doing a little electrical house cleaning in between phases of make the new steering column. Was necessary to make a new dash bar due to needing a higher column mounting position. Finally got to use my pipe bender!! Waiting for a few pieces to arrive and I need to source some oddball pieces of steel to make the column so I can sort out the mounts. Just a quick pic to show what's going on




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Old 02-06-2022, 01:13 PM
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It's coming along. It will be wonderful to see it completed. A video of a cloud of tire smoke comes to mind. Oh no, that would be irresponsible.
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Old 03-03-2022, 12:33 PM
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It's coming along. It will be wonderful to see it completed. A video of a cloud of tire smoke comes to mind. Oh no, that would be irresponsible.
It would be if there's no steering!
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